Feeding Ecology And Diet

Haemadipsids like the tiger leech forage on the ground, along the branches and leaves of underbrush and other exposed surfaces. They attach themselves to these surfaces by their larger caudal sucker and extend their bodies up or out, with the oral sucker ready to attach to a passing host. Though this species probably subsists on frogs, any passing mammal will serve for a suitable blood meal. Following a rainstorm, these leeches may number in the hundreds along trails and on brush; they can be quite oppressive to humans in the region.

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